[web-devel] What frameworks are there?

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Wed Apr 7 13:55:40 EDT 2010

Hi Kyle,

Well, the web-routes-quasi package is basically an attempt to split out the
quasi-quoting used in Yesod so that others can use it. The next release of
Yesod will in fact depend on web-routes-quasi (in all likelihood).

The documentation on Yesod *is* sparse at the moment, mostly because the API
is still immature and will have some major changes over the next few
releases. If you're looking for something that will have backwards
compatibility, Yesod is not for you at the moment.

I will say that I use Yesod in production on a number of websites, and it's
worked well enough for me. One thing that it is majorly lacking is a
persistence layer, but I'm working on that[1]. I also have been toying with
the idea of replacing HStringTemplate with a type-safe templating system[2];
for fun I'm basing the syntax off of Haml[3]. If you want information on
either of these projects, or have suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

If you have other concerns, I'm also interested in hearing them. Yesod is
young and has plenty of room to grow, but I think it's a pleasure to program
with and is filling a niche that is missed by other Haskell packages.


[1] http://github.com/snoyberg/persistent
[2] http://github.com/snoyberg/hamlet
[3] http://haml-lang.com/

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Kyle Murphy <orclev at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm looking at experimenting with developing a site and due to various
> constraints I'm considering using one of the haskell frameworks. I
> experimented a bit with Happstack, although I'm not all that happy with it
> and I'm interested in alternatives. I've also looked briefly at yesod but it
> doesn't seem to be very well documented and I've got some concerns. The
> environment I'm working in has constrained memory, about 300M physical, with
> a further 500M of swap, but a relatively beefy CPU, so I'm trying to stay
> away from any of the in memory systems like MACID in happstack. At this
> point I'm mostly toying with the different frameworks to try to get a feel
> for them, but in a couple months I'm probably going to need to actually put
> together a production system that can handle some fairly low duty
> e-commerce. I'm planning on using Google Checkout for order processing, but
> aside from that and the memory constraints I don't have any real hard rules
> for what the framework needs to support. I'm currently running nginx to
> serve static content on the server, so I could potentially integrate with
> that, or I could just have whichever framework I end up using serve the
> static content as well.
> So, my requirements are as follows:
> 1) Small memory footprint
> 2) Relatively simple to extend such that I can integrate it with Google
> Checkout
> 3) Documented well enough that I can figure out how to plumb everything
> together without needing to dig through the guts of the framework
> 4) Relatively stable such that a year from now I don't need to re-write the
> entire site because the framework isn't maintained an no longer works on the
> current version of GHC.
> Any suggestions?
> P.S. I'm interested in the quasi-quote package I saw mentioned here
> recently, but it looks more suited for use by framework developers rather
> than as a finished component, at least from the limited info I've found.
> -R. Kyle Murphy
> --
> Curiosity was framed, Ignorance killed the cat.
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